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D Harika 
Dronavalli Harika
Number of games in database: 725
Years covered: 2000 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2492 (2435 rapid, 2573 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2528
Overall record: +202 -99 =261 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      163 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (57) 
    A15 A11 A14 A17 A10
 Reti System (38) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    E00 A46 D02 D00 A45
 Slav (35) 
    D15 D11 D17 D10 D12
 King's Indian (30) 
    E63 E90 E62 E60 E77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D37 D38 D35 D30 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B33 B30 B27 B31 B36
 King's Indian (37) 
    E67 E70 E60 E62 E90
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C65 C67 C60 C63 C70
 Grunfeld (31) 
    D85 D92 D91 D87 D79
 French Defense (24) 
    C05 C18 C02 C01 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A40 A46 A45 D04 A41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Andriasian vs D Harika, 2006 0-1
   D Harika vs Z Rahman, 2004 1-0
   D Harika vs A Stefanova, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Y Prathiba vs D Harika, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015)
   Women's World Chess Championship (2010)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tashkent (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2007)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

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(born Jan-12-1991, 24 years old) India

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WGM (2004) and GM (2011). Harika is a bright young talent from India. Her achievements include conquering the world titles of World Youth Champion in 2006 (Girls Under-18) and U-14 Girls Champion in 2004. In 2007 Harika became the Women's Commonwealth Chess Champion. She added another feather to her cap, by becoming Women's World Junior Champion in 2008.

In 2011, Harika won her 3rd GM norm when she came second in the 1st Hangzhou Women's GM Tournament (2011) to become India's second female grandmaster. In August 2012, she came =3rd at the Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Tournament 2012 with 7/9, half a point behind the joint leaders. She competed in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) and defeated Indian WGM Soumya Swaminathan, Armenian GM Elina Danielian, Georgian IM and WGM Lela Javakhishvili, and Chinese GM Zhao Xue to reach the semi finals. There she met and lost to former Women's World Champion, Bulgarian GM Antoaneta Stefanova to bow out of the contest.

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 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 725  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Harika vs A Muzychuk  1-049 2000 Wch U10 GirlsA04 Reti Opening
2. A Gokhale vs D Harika  ½-½35 2001 ch-IND WomenD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
3. Y Prathiba vs D Harika  0-139 2001 9th Asian WomenC05 French, Tarrasch
4. D Harika vs Lahno  1-034 2001 Wch U12 GirlsA06 Reti Opening
5. D Harika vs Gu Xiaobing  ½-½91 2001 9th Asian WomenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. D Harika vs Zhang Jilin  0-167 2001 9th Asian WomenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. A Gokhale vs D Harika  1-065 2001 9th Asian WomenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
8. A Khanam vs D Harika  0-150 2001 9th Asian WomenA48 King's Indian
9. B Thipsay vs D Harika  0-163 2001 9th Asian WomenC02 French, Advance
10. A Muzychuk vs D Harika 1-043 2001 Wch U12 GirlsC18 French, Winawer
11. D Harika vs S Dhar  1-050 2001 ch-IND WomenA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
12. I Khamrakulova vs D Harika  1-029 2001 9th Asian WomenC02 French, Advance
13. D Harika vs G Swathi  0-141 2001 9th Asian WomenA06 Reti Opening
14. Y Prathiba vs D Harika  1-062 2001 ch-IND WomenC05 French, Tarrasch
15. D Harika vs Kieu Thien Kim Le  ½-½54 2001 9th Asian WomenA04 Reti Opening
16. M Geldyeva vs D Harika  ½-½40 2001 9th Asian WomenA15 English
17. Chiburdanidze vs D Harika  0-152 2002 FIDE World Cup-A (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
18. N Pogonina vs D Harika  ½-½43 2002 Wch U20 Girls 19thC05 French, Tarrasch
19. Zhao Xue vs D Harika  1-049 2002 19th World Junior Girls ChampionshipsD85 Grunfeld
20. A Muzychuk vs D Harika  0-165 2002 Wch U12 GirlsB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. D Harika vs Z Rahman 1-049 2004 Chennai WinTV op 1stE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
22. D Harika vs L Javakhishvili  ½-½18 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenA17 English
23. G Timoshenko vs D Harika  1-039 2004 Chennai WinTV op 1stB33 Sicilian
24. D Harika vs Lahno  ½-½27 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
25. D Harika vs V Cmilyte  0-167 2004 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipA15 English
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 725  PGN Download
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Jan-29-09  bharatiy: I dont understand rules clearly, but from whatever I could gather most important is Harika should achieve 2600 performance. Till now its been 2560 for her. If she achieves that it will be a norm for sure. Hope she manages that. Correct me if I am wrong. Also she must go to 2500 rating itself to be considered for title.
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  Tabanus: With 6 wins and 5 draws she became today the 36th Champion of India!

Dec-22-09  VishyFan: Harika playing for India in the Asian Team chess championship.... Round 1 is underway.......

Live games here.........

Feb-16-10  stanleys: Watching Hou Yifan's game at Aeroflot:

Feb-19-10  stanleys:
Mar-03-10  akhc: Looks like Harika has just gotten a GM norm at Rejkyavik this year. Congrats :D and she picked up 17 rating points as well. Is this her first?
Mar-06-10  indianchessupdates: .

Former world junior girls' champion D Harika finished with 6.0/9 points in Reykjavik International Open and also made her maiden Grandmaster norm in the event along with the best woman player prize.

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Apr-09-10  indianchessupdates: .

After string of good performance in Reykjavik Open and ongoing 12th Dubai Open, Harika is on 2500.2 in live ratings and she will become the 2nd women from india to cross the 2500 mark.

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Aug-07-10  niemzo: I think she just made another gm norm in the Kavala open. She had a 2608 performance rating, finishing 12th with 6/9.
Sep-24-10  bharatiy: After todays loss, tomorrow Harika should take a break against IRI. She may not be needed and will help her by having two days rest.
Sep-27-10  bharatiy: She is leading Indian team very well. Hope she will help us win a medal this year.
Sep-28-10  bharatiy: Good job today at olympiad beating Lahno. Good luck tomorrow against Russia 1
Sep-30-10  bharatiy: wow harika has only one draw out of 8 games she played. Quite good performance. India can hope to win medal if she plays good tomorrow.
Dec-12-10  bharatiy: good, she advanced to QF of WWCC. She has lived up to her rating so far.
Dec-16-10  bharatiy: not so good that she was eliminated in QF, but quite OK performance I will say.
Jan-12-11  Zaphod Beeblebrox: Happy Birthday!
May-10-11  Don Cossacks: 2011 Asian Women Individual Champion together with her countryman Pentala Harikrishna who got the men's title.Congratulations India!
Jul-23-11  yalie:
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  twinlark: Congratulations to Harika Dronavalli for winning her Grandmaster title!
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  technical draw: She lives in the shadow of Koneru Humpy but soon she'll shine on her own.
Feb-14-12  stanleys: From the Aeroflot open:

Aug-28-12  bharatiy: why is she playing first game of olympiad, she should take rest for low profile matches.
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  waustad: Nice job getting into the semis for the WWCC. She's the highest remaining seed.
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  waustad: Happy 22nd birthday and good luck at Gibtel!
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  waustad: With the same birthday as Hort and Karjakin, it isn't that easy to be the POTD. Happy birthday!
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